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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Belair, Paget

My acquaintance with Belair began in the summer of 1970. Theatrical director Jack Manning and his Bermudian wife, Frances Smith, were renting the house from the Moncure Robinson estate. At the time, I was friendly with Frances’ younger sister Lisa and we savoured long summer afternoons on the spacious Belair verandah, while we took turns reading aloud. Jack Manning listened with patient interest, offering tips on diction and delivery. My visits culminated in a party given on the last Friday of August. Around ten o’clock, I ventured ...

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: King’s Point in Mangrove Bay

King’s Point is the home of (now deceased) Teddy Tucker, internationally known for his underwater venture, knowledge of the sea, and many successful treasure dives around the reefs of Bermuda, and his wife Edna, who is a gracious hostess and f...

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: The Minerva

Here is a tale of far more incredible proportions. The Minerva was built on the North Shore in Bermuda, early in the 19th Century. She had developed an enviable mercantile reputation by the time she left Ely’s Harbour under full sail in 1849, ...

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Shelly Hall in Shelly Bay

Once an imposing old dwelling built in the 19th century, Shelly Hall is an old homestead site that today has been absorbed into new and gracious condominiums of elegant proportion. There was a moment in the recent past when a dear friend of o...

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My Favourite Room: Cedar House Lobby by Vanessa Bean, OBMI

Completed in 2016, the Cedar House lobby was a deeply personal project for interior designer Vanessa Bean who remembers visiting the building as a child when her mother worked there some 25 years ago. “This space means a lot to me—it represe...

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My Favourite Room: Living Room at Hallett Crescent by Eye4Design

“Our client asked for a cozy room where she could curl up with her daughters and read books,” said Eye4Design’s Janice Burke of her favourite room—a grey-toned living area featuring subtle splashes of colour and, of course, her trademark...